Lantana montevidensis

(Trailing Lantana)


Lantana montevidensis, Mayfield Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1921


Lantana montevidensis, Mayfield Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1915


Lantana montevidensis, Mayfield Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1912

Scientific Name Lantana montevidensis USDA PLANTS Symbol LAMO2
Common Name Trailing Shrubverbena, Trailing Lantana ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32181
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Roadsides, fencerows, waste areas; garden escapee, introduced from South America.
Plant: Low-growing perennial shrub with trailing, much-branched, vine-like stems up to 40 inches long forming dense mats; rooting at nodes.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to lanceolate 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, with toothed edges; hairy surfaces and rough to touch.
Inflorescence: Small flowers in clusters about 1-inch across on long peduncles; corollas with 4 or 5 irregular lobes, magenta or lilac to rose or purple with a white center, about 1/2-inch long; outer bracts or scales of the involucre broadly ovate and hairy and less than half as long as the corolla tube.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and University of California, Irvine.
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